Monday, March 11, 2013

Tasty Review Tour for EMBRACING SCANDAL by Suzi Love & Giveaway

After Lady Rebecca Jamison, a mathematical genius, saves her family from financial ruin by secretly investing in railway stocks on the London stock exchange, a greedy syndicate, desperate for Becca’s calculations and predictions, murders her friend and threatens the Jamison family, forcing Becca to beg assistance from her childhood friend, Cayle St. Martin.
The newly titled Duke of Sherwyn has returned to London after five years on the continent extending his family’s shipping interests. He’s shunned his privileged London life and his father’s unbending attitudes, and becomes committed to employing the spying tactics he learned on the continent to help Becca indict the syndicate—and using his skills as a lover to seduce her into his bed.
But how will Cayle be able to convince Becca, a determinedly self-sufficient spinster, that he can be more to her than just a protector?
Lady Rebecca Jamison watched Cayle. Under the rules of etiquette, she must remember to address him as Your Grace or Sherwyn in public, despite knowing he’d abhorred the bowing and scraping expected by dukes, including his father.
Becca tried to judge his level of inebriation and his reaction to her news, though she was wise enough to stay out of arm’s reach. In the past, her knight in shining armour had constantly overreacted if he thought her adventures, or misadventures, placed her in harm’s way.
“Please, my dear.” The new duke's fists unfurled as he flung his arms wide in a dramatic gesture. “Go ahead and clarify that terrifying statement.” His voice lifted another octave.“Before my hair turns completely white. Or my legs give out.”
Neither Cayle’s fury nor his towering size frightened Becca. But she was terrified that the city would awaken and the streets fill with people before he became calm and rational and listened to her plea for his help in collecting the final proof that would send at least a dozen of their peers to prison for illegal trading practices.
"Or even worse.” He voice was a low snarl as he pointed at the floor. “I misplace the contents of my heaving stomach all over the duchess’s prized carpet.”
Becca winced. For the tenth time she listed to herself the reasons she’d bravely bearded this particular panther in his lair.
To protect her family.
To secure the nest eggs saved by the fallen women at the shelter.
To save her own life.
As the new Duke of Sherwyn, Cayle was her best, or possibly only, chance to do all that and to keep her promise to Scotland Yard. She hoped he’d listen with an open mind. Hoped he’d comprehend how much danger her family and friends were in without realising how close she had come to also being murdered.
“I’d gone to Peggy’s cottage to collect some letters she’d written on behalf of our Women’s Society. The door was ajar. I knocked but Peggy didn’t answer so I went inside.”
Peggy had been sprawled across the floor, her sturdy legs protruding at odd angles from her yellowing nightgown. Her hair had been matted with blood and tangled in the strings of her dislodged nightcap and her plait had been a rusty red mess instead of a neat tail of plain brown.
“I can’t sleep. Every time I close my eyes, I see the murderer standing over Peggy’s battered body. But he runs towards me. Not away.” She shuddered and closed her eyes.
Fingers brushed her cheek. “Becca, I’ll not let anyone harm you.”
“If I’d only arrived at Peggy’s cottage a few minutes earlier.”
“Stop it. You mustn’t blame yourself.”
“How can I not? One life has already been destroyed because of me. My friend was killed. Her body discarded like a tattered rag doll.”
His bloodshot gaze narrowed on her face. “So, knowing how your mind works, you’ll try to focus the consortium on yourself, and thereby keep everyone else out of danger.” He raised a brow. “Am I correct?”
Damned man was still a mind reading menace. “You’re wrong. I’ve little wish to confront those men by myself. But neither will I allow anyone else to be hurt.”
“And who protects you from the current set of fire–breathing dragons?”
She raised her chin. “I’ve outgrown such childishness.” She lowered herself to the closest settee, a demonstration of ladylike maturity and a reprieve for her trembling knees.

Embracing Scandal
Scandal Series #1
Suzi Love
Publisher- Crimson Romance
Publication Date - February 18th, 2013
ISBN - 1440560498 (ISBN13: 9781440560491)

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The romance between Cayle and Becca just darn broke my heart. Well, yes, they do get their HEA, but, Suzi Love wrote a romance that sucked me in from the start and didn't let me go until the last page. I was utterly enraptured by Becca and Cayle and their world of chaos. 
"While I appreciate the noble gesture, Cayle, it's just that, a gesture.  An empty one at best.  And one which I have no hesitation in refusing."
From page one of Embracing Scandal by Suzi Love, you are in love with Cayle.  If bad boys are your thing, then you will LOVE Cayle.  He has all the qualities I love in a hero, protective nature, killer smile and a terrible flirt, which is exactly what caught Becca Jamison, one of the Jamison sisters, in the first place. 

Becca is a heroine you will find yourself wishing you could step in her shoes.  She was strong, outspoken and a little bit on the wild side.  Any girl who knows how to shoot is ok in my book.  I loved being able to get into her head.  Suzi did an amazing job at keeping the reader on edge with the suspense, but also had me waiting for that next shared kiss, or wild romp between Cayle and Becca...cause they sure lit up the sheets!

I am not a huge fan of Historical Romance, as some of you may know, but I do have a few authors who are able to transport me to England in the 1800's just by using words to describe a place or a scene, and Suzi Love has made her way onto my list.  The descriptions are spot on, almost like you can image it right there in front of you.

Embracing Scandal was fast paced, sexy and will tug at your heartstrings!

I highly recommend Embracing Scandal to All my Tasty Readers, Historical Fans or Not.  Everyone will fall for Becca and Cayle.

(Was given a copy of the book from Tasty Book Tours in exchange of an honest review)

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About Suzi
Suzi Love lives in a sunny part of Australia and loves to travel - anywhere and everywhere.
Her romances, ranging from sexy to erotic, are set in Britain, Australia, and the South Pacific, while her historical romances take place during her beloved late Regency to very early Victorian years. Best of all, Suzi loves exploring the many-layered and ever-changing aspects of society from the end of the Regency through to Queen Victoria's very early reign.
Her titled heroes and heroines may appear to live privileged lives in and around London, but these strong characters challenge traditional manners, morals, and occupations, either through necessity or desire, and expose the seamier sides of tonnish life. Though Suzi's books often have a grittier side, she tries to make history fun, one year at a time.
Apart from writing and reading, her favorite thing is traveling. She loves to visit historically famous places and speak with fascinating people and uses her research in her vivid and romantic books.
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Angelia Almos/Angie Derek said...

I like both sweet and spicy. Just depends on the book and the writer.

Kaylyn D. said...

I prefer my romances spicy... very spicy!! lol

Anonymous said...

A little bit of both, why not? ;)

Suzi Love said...

Huge thanks to Tasty Read for such a wonderful of review of Embracing Scandal. Made me cry.
So glad you enjoyed my book and I hope all your readers do too.

Quilt Lady said...

I like a little bit of both myself. Your book sound fabulous, can't wait to read it. I will be entering the other part of the giveaway under the name of Virginia.

Annah Schoonover said...

I read either one. Sometimes I like it a little hot and sassy but sometimes I just like the whole idea of romance without all the extra hot stuff!

Suzi Love said...

Thanks so much everyone for your kind comments and I hope you all get a chance to read my books. The Viscount's Pleasure House is the erotic historical romance and Embracing Scandal is a sexy historical romance.
Best of luck with the prize draw and don't forget to visit as many stops on my book tour as you possible can so you have more chances to win.

Maria said...

Suzi Love's first book, The Viscount's Pleasure House, is on my list of to be read books and this one, too, sounds like something I want to read.

Maria said...

Sounds like a great story; The Viscount's Pleasure House is also on my to be read list.

Tammy Cuevas said...

It depends on the author, I think. Some can write sweet romance without being too syrupy, but a little spice is always good.

Victoria Zumbrum said...

I like both.